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We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Spring, TX.

Dr. Ashiqueali I Poonawala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17506 Red Oak Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ashiqueali Poonawala's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Poonawala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His clinical interests include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Poonawala is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. John's Hospital. Dr. Poonawala accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, osteomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis, bone infection, bone spurs

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Naila Ramiz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 7-g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Naila Ramiz works as an internist. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Ramiz is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Ramiz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Dhaka Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She speaks Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Blandina Caducoy Sison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
837 Fm 1960 West; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Blandina Sison's specialties are family medicine and emergency medicine. She practices in Houston, TX. She attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and anemia. Dr. Sison's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sison honors. Dr. Sison's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Osteoporosis, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Damian Victorio Chaupin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 5g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Damian Chaupin's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at National University of San Marcos, Dr. Chaupin performed his residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, warts, and cancer surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chaupin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, osteomyelitis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Adolescent Issues, Breast Biopsy, Bursitis, Circumcision, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaikh Arif Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
810 Peakwood; Suite 211
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shaikh Ali practices adult rheumatology in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: musculoskeletal pain, lupus, and polymyositis. Dr. Ali's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Ali attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ali is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandra Palmeros-Irvine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Alejandra Palmeros-Irvine's area of specialization is family medicine. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Edward Irvine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Irvine is a family practice physician. Patients gave Dr. Irvine an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Irvine is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Irvine (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Richard L Day
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
5265 Louetta Road; Suite A
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Richard Day specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. He has a special interest in foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Day honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. For his residency, Dr. Day trained at Harris County Hospital District and West Houston Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 5d
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Hubert is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hubert include leg fracture, arm fracture, and wrist fracture. Dr. Hubert is affiliated with Denton Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , leg fracture, arm fracture, wrist fracture, shoulder fracture, spinal fracture, knee fracture, hip fracture, hand fracture

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Hand Fracture, Hip ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.